Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Beervana #2: Boulevard Chocolate Ale

Name: Chocolate Ale
Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Company
Style: American Strong Ale (more a catch-all than a real style)
Brewed in: Kansas City, Missouri
Origin: USA
ABV: 9.1%
Serving Glass - Snifter (draft) at The Twisted Spoke
OMG Beer Rating: 9.6

This beer is as literal as you can get, when it comes to the name describing what it is. It's straight up chocolate in beer form, as much so as Southern Tier's Chokolat. Reminded me a lot of milk chocolate, but the body of this beer is lighter than you'd expect from a chocolate ale. The flavor is full on chocolate forward, with hints of spicy hops, caramel, and nuts behind that, adding a subtle complexity to what at first appears to be a simple concept.

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